Facts and Figures About Brazil

Ever since Brazil declared its independence from Portugal in 1822, it has become one of the fastest growing economies in the world. It is the largest country in Latin America, the 5th largest in the world and its name comes from the name of the tree called ‘Brazil Wood’.


There are 13 cities with over 1 million residents in Brazil. It has the second highest number of airports in the world, the tenth largest railway network and the third largest road network on our planet. Following its motto ‘Order and Progress,’ Brazil has indeed reached a very strong position on the global market.


Some of the biggest achievements include successful reduction of economic inequality within the Brazilian population and complete energy independence, which is quite an achievement for a country of that size.


Below you can find the most recent statistical overview of Brazil:


Population: 201,032,714 (5th)

Land Area: 8,514,877 sq. km (5th)

Capital City: Brasilia (2,789,761people, 5,802 sq. km)

Largest City: Sao Paolo (11,316,149 people, 1,522.986 sq. km)

Language: Portuguese

Time Zone: GMT -2 to -5

Climate: Tropical/Temperate

Currency: Real (R$ or BRL)

GDP: US $10,958 (per capita), 2.4%

Foreign Direct Investment: US $50 billion

Exports: $256,041 billion

Imports: $226,251 billion

Interest Rate: 10.5%

Inflation: 2.84%

Unemployment: 4.3%